Developing partnerships for e-waste prevention, preparing for re-use and recycling

Developing partnerships for e-waste prevention, preparing for re-use and recycling

ReWEEE Workshop: Developing partnerships for e-waste prevention, preparing for re-use and recycling 15 & 16 May 2019 Warsaw, Poland   Aby przeczytać program po Polsku kliknij tutaj   Register here Download the agenda in English here    RREUSE, the European network of social enterprises involved in repair, re-use and recycling activities invites you to a workshop on developing partnerships to improve the management of e-waste (WEEE) in Poland, with a special […]

European Elections 2019: Three priorities MEPs should take on board

European Elections 2019: Three priorities MEPs should take on board

Ahead of the European elections on 23 – 26 May 2019, we would like to urge prospective Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to include the following points into their work programme for an inclusive society and circular economy: Support the role and development of social enterprise in a circular economy Social enterprises are key actors when it comes to the insertion of people at risk of socio-economic exclusion, such as long-term […]

RREUSE workshop at the 2019 Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference

RREUSE workshop at the 2019 Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference

The European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee will host the 2019 European Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference on 6 and 7 March in Brussels.  RREUSE is hosting a workshop on ‘Tools for Measuring the Circular Economy transition’ on 7th March at 11:00. We will be also present in the ‘Networking village’ at 12:30, talking about partnerships with social enterprises. The 2019 conference will build on the success of […]

RREUSE workshop at the World Resources Forum 2019

RREUSE workshop at the World Resources Forum 2019

RREUSE together with its member KOMOSIE, are hosting a workshop on the importance of binding targets in supporting the transition to an inclusive circular economy at the World Resources Forum in Antwerp on 25th February. Workshop: Setting binding targets to diminish waste and increase re-use as leverage to accelerate changes towards circular economy In this workshop, we will look into the usefulness of binding targets in order to concretely implement […]

Opinion: Repairing electronics shouldn’t be rocket science

Opinion: Repairing electronics shouldn’t be rocket science

Last year Elon Musk made re-useable rockets a reality [1]. The dream of human activity on Mars inches ever closer. Meanwhile we’re cursing at the repair costs of a washing machine – it’s cheaper to replace. Why can’t Elon’s vision of re-use and repair work for our home appliances? It’s Circular Electronics Day – We’d like to highlight some good news about what the EU is doing to help…and it’s […]

Opinion: Making products repairable and reusable | Next step for an inclusive circular economy

Opinion: Making products repairable and reusable | Next step for an inclusive circular economy

Even though 77 % of EU citizens would rather have their products fixed than replaced by new [1], too many electronics, textiles and furniture items still get dumped. This is a missed opportunity for the environment and the creation of local meaningful jobs in the EU. We all have a 30-year-old washing machine in mind that our grand-parents still use because, “well, it still works”, while ours is already falling […]

COP 24: Creating jobs in a low-carbon economy by going circular

COP 24: Creating jobs in a low-carbon economy by going circular

Once again, the Conference of the Parties (COP) is meeting to discuss advancements in adapting to and mitigating climate change, including measures to limit the global average temperature rise to well below 2°C and pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C. In spite of the different countries’ efforts, the recently published Emissions Gap Report shows that global CO2 emissions have gone up in 2017 for the first time […]

Making re-use mainstream by getting everyone on board

22 – 23 November, over 80 participants from 20 countries gathered in Nijmegen, Europe’s Green Capital 2018, to discuss the role of social enterprise in a circular economy. The event, RREUSE’s 2nd international conference, tackled how to make re-use a natural and convenient choice for consumers and encourage public, private and social enterprises to collaborate closely in the field. With the private sector getting increasingly interested in take-back, repair and […]

Re-use centres around Europe manifest their impact in just one week

Between 17 – 24 November 2018, 38 re-use centres in Croatia, Italy, Netherlands and Spain took part in RREUSE’s annual ‘Re-use More Throw Less’ campaign in order to communicate the environmental impact of our consumption and the potential of re-use and repair for waste prevention. Every day each re-use centre weighed items collected and items sold for re-use in their second-hand shops. Adding together these weights represented saved natural resources: […]

One year anniversary of the European Pillar of Social Rights

One year anniversary of the European Pillar of Social Rights

  Social enterprises active in re-use, repair and recycling greatly contribute to making the European Pillar of Social Rights a reality. By creating local green jobs and training opportunities for individuals at risk of socio-economic exclusion, they provide a compelling model for an inclusive circular economy. Download the poster (pdf)